Muttukadu lake and Muttukadu boat house
Muttukadu Lake, also known as Muthukadu Backwaters, is a sprawling freshwater lagoon that stretches along the ECR Chennai, parallel to the Bay of Bengal. This natural marvel is formed by the backwaters of the Bay and plays a vital role in the local ecosystem.
The pristine waters are bordered by gently swaying coconut palms, lush mangrove forests, and flourishing aquatic flora, forming a scenic panorama that exudes both allure and serenity.
Muttukadu boat house
It is a popular destination for boating and water sports activities, offering visitors a chance to enjoy thrilling rides on speedboats, rowing, windsurfing, water skiing, and aqua scooters. The lake is nestled between the MGM and Kovalam beaches and is en route to Mahabalipuram.
Muttukadu Lake and its surrounding wetlands, are a haven for birdwatchers and nature photographers attracting a diverse range of avian species, especially during the migratory season. Bird enthusiasts can spot a variety of resident and migratory birds, including kingfishers, herons, egrets, and even flamingos in some seasons.
The boat house at Muttukadu Lake is under the management of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC). The TTDC provides a range of packages to enhance visitors’ experiences at the lake. The cost of renting different types of boats varies from ₹300 to ₹1250 per boat or per ticket.
Muttukadu Lake is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some quality time in nature. The tranquil surroundings and beautiful landscapes make it a perfect spot for a day trip or a picnic with family and friends. The lake’s proximity to Chennai makes it easily accessible for both locals and tourists.
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